More than 50 flights in Croatian airports during the first weekend of May!
May 3, 2021 – The latest news on flights to Croatia as there were over 50 flights at Croatian airports during the first weekend of May!
Croatian Aviation reports that Croatian airports last weekend (May 1-2, 2021) saw an increase in international connections compared to the last weekend in April. Namely, five Croatian airports had more than 50 international routes! Only Rijeka, Brac and Osijek did not have direct flights to destinations outside Croatia.
Zagreb Airport, as expected, had the highest number of national and international routes. From Zagreb on Saturday it was possible to travel directly to and from Paris, Doha, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Moscow, Warsaw, Zurich, Split, Zadar, Pula and Dubrovnik. The largest number of flights were operated by Croatia Airlines, while the Dutch KLM had two flights. Traffic was higher on Sunday when Zagreb had direct lines to Istanbul, Paris, Kiev, Frankfurt, Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, Zurich, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula and Zadar. Croatia Airlines again carried out the most flights, while Dutch KLM and German Lufthansa had two flights each.
Russian Aeroflot landed in Zagreb on Saturday from Moscow with an A321 plane, while on Sunday a NEO version of the same plane was sent to Zagreb by Turkish Airlines.
Split Airport also had better traffic this weekend. EasyJet had regular flights from Berlin, Basel and Geneva, Eurowings from Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, Lufthansa from Munich and Frankfurt, Vueling from Barcelona, KLM from Amsterdam, Smartwings from Prague and Croatia Airlines from Zagreb, Munich and Frankfurt. KLM sent a larger aircraft (B737-800) to Split, Smartwings B737-700 and Lufthansa on the A319 route from Frankfurt.
The traffic was less intense on Sunday. EasyJet operated from Basel, KLM from Amsterdam, LOT from Warsaw, Austrian from Vienna, Lufthansa from Munich and Croatia Airlines from Zagreb, Frankfurt, Osijek and Rome. This weekend, Split was connected to no less than 15 destinations in Croatia and Europe!
The first flights last weekend were operated from Prague (Smartwings), Berlin (EasyJet) and Barcelona (Vueling).
The increase in arrivals and departures was also recorded at Dubrovnik airport. Lufthansa has connected Dubrovnik to Frankfurt, LOT with Warsaw, Croatia Airlines with Zagreb, while Air Baltic has made its first flight this season from Riga.
On Sunday it was possible to see the planes of Vueling (from Barcelona), Austrian Airlines (from Vienna), Iberia (from Madrid) and Croatia Airlines (from Zagreb) to Dubrovnik.
Pula welcomed Lufthansa’s first flight from Frankfurt on Saturday, while Russian S7 Airlines was on a Moscow-Pula rotation on Sunday. The line was introduced last weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, Pula connected directly with Zagreb and Zadar with a domestic flight from Croatia Airlines.
Zadar Airport also welcomed the first Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt. Like Pula, he had a domestic Croatia Airlines flight from Zagreb via Pula to Zagreb on Saturday and Sunday.
Rijeka, Brac and Osijek did not have international traffic on regular lines this weekend. It should be noted that Osijek was connected to Split by a Croatia Airlines flight, while there was no domestic traffic to Rijeka and Brac last weekend. The increase in international lines compared to the last weekend of April is significant and expected, as traffic at European level is starting to pick up. From week to week Croatian airports will have more and more airlines and, consequently, passengers.
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